06/30/2005 12:00AM

Stellar Jayne starts off her season

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Model Gisele Bundchen poses as a photographer during a photo shoot Thursday at Belmont.

ELMONT, N.Y. - In addition to a pair of graded stakes, Saturday's 10-race card at Belmont Park features the return to the races of the multiple Grade 1 winner Stellar Jayne.

Stellar Jayne was one of six fillies and mares entered in the $65,000 Misty Gallore, an overnight stakes for fillies and mares at 7 1/2 furlongs over the main track.

Stellar Jayne was a finalist for the Eclipse Award in the 3-year-old filly division last year, winning the Mother Goose and Gazelle, both Grade 1 stakes over the Belmont main track. She ended her 3-year-old season by finishing third in the Breeders' Cup Distaff. D. Wayne Lukas trained her as a 3-year-old.

Following the Breeders' Cup, Spendthrift Farm put Stellar Jayne through the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, where Godolphin Racing purchased her for $3.6 million. Stellar Jayne spent the winter in Dubai, but had only one light workout at Nad al Sheba before returning to Belmont in early May.

Stellar Jayne shows six workouts at Belmont, including a solid five-furlong move in 59.60 seconds June 23. It was the fastest of 13 works at the distance. Her connections are using this race as a prep for the Grade 1, $250,000 Go for Wand Handicap at Saratoga on July 31.

"She's doing really well," said assistant trainer Richard Mettee, who is overseeing Godolphin's Belmont string for Saeed bin Suroor. "Her last two works have been very good. We're pointing her for the Go for Wand, and we didn't want to train up to that race. She won't be really cranked up, but she's really done well over the last few weeks. She runs well over this track."

Jerry Bailey rides Stellar Jayne, who carries high weight of 121 pounds.

Among her five rivals are Madonna Lilly, who has won three straight, including the White Carnation Stakes via disqualification on Belmont Stakes Day. Summer Raven, who won the Grade 3 Tempted at Aqueduct last November, has not been out since December.

Provincial, Aesculus, and Game Card complete the field.

Godolphin won its first race of the meet Thursday, when Botanical cruised gate to wire to win a second-level allowance race. He covered six furlongs in 1:09.23.

Motion: Some work, some play

Though he is running horses in as many as five stakes this Fourth of July weekend, it won't be all work for trainer Graham Motion.

After sending out his top guns Better Talk Now in the United Nations at Monmouth Park and Film Maker in the New York Handicap at Belmont Park, Motion and his family are scheduled to leave Sunday for a weeklong trip to Italy.

"We're either going to leave the country with our tails between our legs or in a good mood," Motion said.

Motion will have his cell phone working, however, since he will have horses in stakes at Belmont on both Sunday and Monday. Sunday, Motion will send out Blissful Trip in the $100,000 Astoria Stakes for juvenile fillies. Monday, Motion ships in Creve Coeur for the $100,000 Tremont for 2-year-old colts.

Blissful Trip came within a nose of upsetting Fifth Avenue in the Fashion Stakes at odds of 27-1 here June 9.

"I thought she was a useful filly, but I couldn't have told you that I would have come that close to beating that filly," Motion said. "She acts like an older horse, which is a good thing for a 2-year-old."

An eight-horse field is expected for the Astoria including Adieu, Fantast, Fifth Avenue, Folklore, Pam D'Monia, Royalactgo, and Wonder Lady Anne L.

Creve Coeur won a maiden race at Delaware Park on June 6 and figures on par with the rest of the field behind probable standout favorite Travelin Leroy.

* Trainers Brad Wallace and Gary Sciacca snapped long winless droughts at this meet Thursday. Wallace, a former assistant to trainer Allen Iwinski, snapped an 0-for-30 skid by saddling Certifiably Crazy ($8.30) to win the third race. Gary Sciacca ended a 0-for-39 skid at this meet when Scottsdale Road ($6.80) won the nightcap.

* Supermodel Gisele Bundchen brightened up an otherwise dreary day at Belmont Park on Thursday. She was doing a photo shoot for French Vogue magazine, posing as a racing photographer/journalist. She was being photographed taking photographs of horse races.